On Nov 1-3, WOW Summit welcomed the global community for its third edition in Lisbon and launched its chapter in Europe. Renowned speakers, funds, investors, CEOs, influencers, and crypto enthusiasts gathered for the hottest discussions, keynotes and fireside chats, startup pitching competition, and high-class networking at a premier venue - SUD Lisboa.
During the three days of WOW, around 1500 attendees, 70+ speakers, and 60+ partners joined WOW Lisbon. It was made possible thanks to the general technical partner - Metavibes, BR Group, IT Ukraine Association, and other media, strategic, and supporting partners.
The WOW audience welcomed to the stage the renowned leaders in the space, such as Joel Dietz (MetaMetaverse CEO, Founding Member of Ethereum, MetaMask Architect), Sandy Carter (SVP at Unstoppable Domains), Robin Lynn (Blockchain Advisor & Visionary Architect), Rui Serapicos (President of the Portuguese Blockchain Alliance), Peta Milan (Founder & Principal at Henmil Group Family Office), Alessandra Silvestri von Bismarck (Board Member at Blockchain Compliance Foundation), Oliver von Wolf (Co-founder at Helion VC), Laurent Perello (Blockchain Advisor at TRON DAO), and more. Top industry players joined the event, representing the companies like Yarchain, Consensys, Bitmedia, Bened, Neotech, TRON, DappRadar, and many more.
“(I) had an incredible time at WOW Summit in Lisbon, with interesting conversations, great people, and an amazing location. Was a pleasure to sit down with WOW Summit’s Editor-in-Chief, Victoria Loskutova, to chat about the project I founded and currently working on, the MetaMetaverse, its core functionality, and in what ways it will be adapted in the future, sharing my vision and projections I see as a growth trajectory,” said Joel Dietz, CEO of MetaMetaverse, Founding Member of Ethereum, and MetaMask Architect. “Caught up with other companies and startups that are disrupting the Web3 environment, got a lot of great feedback on our project and its potential use cases, along with the Open Metaverse Alliance that we are a part of.”
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On November 1 and 3, blockchain startups presented their projects at the startup pitch competition, supported by Startup Lisboa, Portuguese Blockchain Alliance, Quantum Leap Strategy, and TAIKAI. The fortune was on the side of Tagion, Tokapi, Bubblemaps, Caddi, and Rubic. The winners got the attention of the top-tier VC funds and valuable prizes, including three months of free Market Making Pro package, participation and pitching in Davos at the EmTech Invest Hub for investors with more than 5 billion AUM, and investor relations for six months in UAE and Europe managed by the WOW Summit team and Alena Yudina, CEO of the Swiss regulated financial intermediary Quantum Leap Strategy. The results of the ongoing rounds will be announced already in March at WOW Summit Hong Kong. We wish all the best to the shapers of the future!
“WOW Summit was by far the best crypto/Web3 conference in Lisbon this year. The size was just right for networking and the venue was exceptional. 5 stars, would definitely recommend!”, said Michal Bacia, token economist, BonqDAO co-founder.
A stunning location
All three days of WOW Lisbon were filled with necessary and important discussions regarding topics including but not limited to innovation, data privacy, startup success, blockchain ecosystem, gaming, smart contracts, cybersecurity, sustainability, tax, growth strategies, creator economy, NFTs, VR, DeFi, and much more. Besides the main conference area at the venue, there were stunning terraces with a view of the Tejo river, a restaurant, and a VIP pool area with an open bar. Two private VC breakfasts by Helion VC and VNTR Capital, complimentary lunches, and gala dinners were held at the restaurant with a gorgeous view, where the participants enjoyed high-class networking and some good quality time with delicious food and drinks. One of the gala dinners was hosted by Dr.Marwan Alzarouni, Strategic Advisor at Digital Dubai, and had a tremendous success.
Milagros Santamaria, Lawyer at Tokenize-IT and moderator of the panel on DAOs and Governance, shared how "participating at the event (WOW Summit Lisbon) was both a learning and networking opportunity with like-minded people. An opportunity to grow and share in the same industry."
WOW Summit continues gaining popularity among the top global Web3 professionals and enthusiasts because of its exceptional niche networking. Experts are bullish and expect the next crypto year to be promising, while WOW will kick it off in Hong Kong on March 29-30, 2023, to shake APAC with some life-changing ventures, and side events. Save the date, and we'll see you there.